Cecil Touchon in his Santa Fe studio

Cecil Touchon in his Santa Fe studio now exhibiting at Lanoue Fine Art in Boston.


Cornered! Cecil Touchon’s Typography Art

Cecil Touchon fits into a lot of categories, but would you expect anything else from the founder of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, who spent the early part of his career as a member of Fluxus in New York City?


The Monitor or the Merrimack (Gull on Pile), 1961; reworked 1960s, raw and painted wood, screws, 36 x 48 x 5 3/8 inches, Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Bernard Langlais.

The Monitor or the Merrimack (Gull on Pile), 1961; reworked 1960s, raw and painted wood, screws, 36 x 48 x 5 3/8 inches, Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Bernard Langlais.


Bernard Langlais at the Colby College Museum of Art & the Bernard Langlais Art Trail

Fresh, honest, engaging — even ‘crafty’ — have been some of the adjectives lavished on the Bernard Langlais solo exhibit now at the Colby College Museum of Art. And yes, they’re all true, in all senses; yet, I didn’t drive the three hours plus up to Waterville, Maine just to repeat them.


Colin Byrne, "One Eye."

Colin Byrne, "One Eye," currently on view at Artifactory.


Wanderlust: Alternative Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, one of the cultural hubs of Vermont, doesn’t fall short in its share of art galleries. However, throughout the town there are many nontraditional spaces for art worth exploring during a visit or a casual weekend outing. Even in the midst of a daily routine, art is around you.


What About War at Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College.

What About War at Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College.


What About War at Resnikoff Gallery Roxbury Community College

“Ars longa, vita brevis” keeps bobbing into my consciousness ever since some Latin sage (go Google him) launched that pithy phrase so many vanished empires ago. It certainly described my recent experience at the Joan Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College.


Carolyn Evans in her Natick studio.


ARTIST PROFILE: Carolyn Evans

Stepping into Carolyn Evans’ house is like stepping into a gallery. Every corner of her Natick home is filled with artwork, hers and her husband’s, recent and from years past. It contains her journey as an artist, from sculptor to painter, within its walls.


Thom Walsh, Sleigh Endings Love Seat. Photo credit, Bill Truslow.

Thom Walsh, Sleigh Endings Love Seat. Photo credit, Bill Truslow.


New Hampshire Furniture Masters Pop Up in Boston

Through the large windows of 127 Newbury Street, several impressive pieces of furniture gaze down at the street below. This is not a shop front; it is a unique artistic experience provided by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, open only for a couple of weeks in this Pop-Up Gallery.


Brandon Milardo photographed by Andrew Keefe


Cornered: Brandon Milardo on Marketing for an Arts Organization

When something as intangible as art or performance has to be publicized and advertised, the challenge lies in convincing the community that a valuable experience is being offered. Brandon Milardo, who is the marketing director at Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP), has to navigate through the process of building a relationship between the company, its audience, and the surrounding businesses. We met up with Brandon to discuss his position at ASP and his thoughts on reaching out to the community.


At the studio of Boston sign painter Josh Luke.


Sign Painters: a Sign of the Times

Worn-down signs adorning factories and buildings may be wondered about from time to time, but rarely are they looked into for their meaning and history. Not much thought is given to those who have painted these signs, nor to the meticulous work that the painters have put into them. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, gives depth to the long-standing tradition of sign painting.


The Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Transport Bus, or M.U.S.C.R.A.T. Bus.


Artbeat 2014 Hatches in Somerville

A day both sunny and cool is a rarity during a New England summer. Last weekend falls under that magical category, which was lucky for Somerville’s Artbeat 2014, which has been occurring annually for 25 years under the direction of Somerville Arts Council.


Veronika Tuskowski painting at Unifier Festival.


Unifier: Connecticut’s Own “Burning Man”

Music. Dancing. Art. Poetry. Gardening. Healing circles. Fire pits. Sound sanctuary. Sweat Lodges. Tea houses. Kids spaces. Yoga. Solar panels. Camping. Nature. Community. Humanity. This all happens at The Unifier Festival. What’s more, it’s all happening in New England.